About Colorado FIRST Tech Challenge
Colorado FIRST Tech Challenge is partnered with USFIRST to bring FTC to the state of Colorado. To learn more about what FIRST and FTC visit the follow sites:
What is FTC?
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is the newest addition to the
family of FIRST programs. FTC grew out of a need for a mid-level
robotics program to transition teams from FIRST LEGO League to FIRST
Robotics Competition. Piloted for two years as the FIRST Vex Challenge,
FTC became an official FIRST program and was renamed FIRST Tech
Challenge in 2007.
The FTC Competition Kit challenges students’ creative problem-solving skills by enabling them to build robots that do amazing things. Students design and construct robotic devices that can be autonomously programmed or operator-controlled to perform various tasks that expand the boundaries of experimental intelligence.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams receive each year’s game during a September Kickoff. The game’s rules and regulations are provided on the www.usfirst.org website. When you bring dedicated, enthusiastic students and a mentor together, the results can be phenomenal!